I would like to extend my congratulations to the Living Treasure Award recipients: Nate Case, Andrew Esposito, Jr, and Lorenzina Ferrante Fernandes. As was echoed multiple times throughout the night, these recipients earned this honor and deserved to be recognized. The Living Treasure Event on Thursday, September 23rd was also an opportunity to highlight The Woodbridge Center as a resource to the community.
Some of you may ask, “What is The Woodbridge Center?” Many may think, “It’s where you go when you get old and can’t do anything else.” The truth is, it is anything but that. The Center offers a variety of services and programs to those whose age only matters to qualify to participate. It is a place where differences are welcome, and each person’s story is organically shared. Members discover others with like interests. Skills, laughs, and stories are bountifully exchanged and built upon. Friendships are made, kindness flows effortlessly. And when difficult times arise, this foundation becomes the quiet support needed to continue on.
In short, The Woodbridge Center, like the 2021 Living Treasure Award recipients, is a treasure that strengthens the bonds of our community.
Kristy Moriarty, Woodbridge Senior Center Director